Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Guides travelers, never moves,
Always turning, never looks,
Always shining, never burns,
Looks on blue fields with each of its turns.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fill my bucket, please

Fill my bucket, spill my bucket,
over a plane of snow.
Black the track as I look back,
my footsteps talk but make no sound.

What am I? What am I?

Monday, November 28, 2005

Houses and Babies

There was a Green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Some old riddles

Riddle 1:
Little trotty hetty coat
in a long petticoat
and a red nose
the longer she stands
the shorter she grows.

The land was white
the seed was black
it'll take a good scholar
to riddle me that.

Riddle me! riddle me! What is that:
Over your head and under your hat?


George walked for thirty minutes in the pouring rain without getting a single hair on his head wet. He didn't have a hat or an umbrella and his coat had no hood. How did he do that?

I'm going to count this as my Sunday puzzle/riddle, so we'll be back on schedule on Monday when I post the answer to these four.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Compound Words

I just wanted to let everyone know I'll be off for the holiday. But, I'll be back in a few days. In the meantime, take a look at today's puzzle, and then search through the archives. You've probably missed a puzzle or two.

By using each set of letters below, create a compound word out of two separate words. Each of the separate words has a letter in common and that letter is given in the correct position for each word. Use the letters provided only once. The compound word may begin with either of the two separate words.

B _ _ _
B _ _ _

_ A _ _
_ A _ _ _

_ _ A _ _
A _ _

_ _ _ E
_ _ _ E _

_ _ A _
_ A _ _

O _ _
_ O _ _

_ _ _ R _
_ _ R _

N _ _ _
_ _ N _ _ _

A _ _ _ _
_ A _ _ _

Example: Answer

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Can you solve the sequence?

Explain why these words were put in the following sequence:

moral, friend, port, feet, race

Monday, November 21, 2005

Letter Equations

1) 1= R per Y of a T's L
2) 42 = O M of the L of N
3) 4=N of Y in an A P T
4) 130 = S in the S A

Example: 1) 1 Ring per Year of a Tree's Life

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Holly Jolly Man

You will know that I am coming
From the jingle of my bell,
But exactly who I am is not an easy thing to tell.

Children, they adore me
for they find me jolly,
but I do not see them when the halls are decked with holly.

My job often leaves me frozen,
I am a man that all should know,
But I do not do business in times of sleet or ice or snow.

I travel much on business,
But no reindeer haul me around,
I do all my traveling firmly on the ground.

I love the time of Christmas,
But that's not my vocational season,
And I assure that is because of a sound economic reason.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Pope has it

The Pope has it but he does not use it.
Your father has it but your mother uses it.
Nuns do not need it.
Arnold Schwarzenneger has a big one,
Michael J. Fox's is quite small.
What is it?

Friday, November 18, 2005

This is not a riddle

I've recently put in a feedblitz e-mail delivery system (find it in the syndication section). If you're interested, please sign up and let me know if it's worth having. If you're not interested in having these posts delivered to your e-mail, then please let me know by commenting here.

I think it's a good idea for several reasons. Perhaps you don't have access to the web, say at work? But you still want to expand your brain a little bit by thinking through a riddle. It also lets me know that there are people who are interested in this site (making it worth my while to post everyday). I know there are some 'regulars' who try to answer the question each day, but I think there are more people who get here later in the day and don't want to post after the answer has been given.

BTW, I've implemented this across my blogs, so if you like to read info on Boston Sports, games on the web, etc... please head on over and sign up there as well.

Take some time and sign up. I'd appreciate it.

While I'm at it, if you have another site to recommend for a syndication button, let me know about it. I want to make your experience here as easy and pleasant as possible.

Going to the zoo?

What is the next animal in this series:

Quail, Weasel, Emu, Racoon, -?-

Choose from:

Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's my unbirthday!

The birthday cake must be cut into eight equally sized pieces. However, you are allowed to make only 3 straight cuts.

The Question: How can the cake be cut into eight pieces with only 3 straight cuts?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Gerrie and Hans

Hans is standing behind Gerrie and at the same time Gerrie is standing behind Hans.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

whole numbers: m and n

Two whole numbers, m and n, have been chosen. Both are unequal to 1 and the sum of them is less than 100. The product, m × n, is given to mathematician X. The sum, m + n, is given to mathematician Y. Then both mathematicians have the following conversation:

X: "I have no idea what your sum is, Y."
Y: "That's no news to me, X. I already knew you didn't know that."
X: "Ahah! Now I know what your sum must be, Y!"
Y: "And now I also know what your product is, X!"

The Question: What are the numbers m and n?

Monday, November 14, 2005

Only four blocks to solve

Molly has a set of four alphabet blocks. Each side of these blocks is printed with a different letter, making 24 in total. Molly notices that by rearranging the blocks, she can spell each of the following words:


The Question: Which letters are on each block?

This should take just about forever to solve.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Any bird watchers out there?

Abel, Mabel, and Calib went bird watching. Each of them saw one bird that none of the others did. Each pair saw one bird that the third did not. And one bird was seen by all three. Of the birds Abel saw, two were yellow. Of the birds Mabel saw, three were yellow. Of the birds Calib saw, four were yellow. How many yellow birds were seen in all? How many non-yellow birds were seen in all?

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Smells like a rose

All of my flowers except two are roses. All of my flowers except two are tulips. All of my flowers except two are daisies. How many flowers do I have?

Friday, November 11, 2005

A strange place for a walk

A man goes out for a walk. He walks south one mile, east one mile, and north one mile, and ends up in the same place he started. He didn't start out at the north pole -- so where did he?

Thursday, November 10, 2005

A caning?

Four gentlemen (Adam, Bill, Chuck, and Dan) went to an expensive restaurant to dine. They checked their coats, hats, gloves, and canes at the door (each of the gentlemen had one of each). But when they checked out, there was a mix up, and each of the men ended up with exactly one article of clothing (a pair of gloves is considered a single article of clothing) belonging to each one of the four. Adam and Bill ended up with their own coats, Chuck ended up with his own hat, and Dan ended up with his own gloves. Adam did not end up with Chuck's cane. State whose coat, hat, gloves, and cane each of the gentlemen ended up with.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Anyone have change for a dollar?

What's the largest amount of money you can have in change and still not have change for a dollar?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Who won?

Isaac and Albert were excitedly describing the result of the Third Annual International Science Fair Extravaganza in Sweden. There were three contestants, Louis, Rene, and Johannes. Isaac reported that Louis won the fair, while Rene came in second. Albert, on the other hand, reported that Johannes won the fair, while Louis came in second.

In fact, neither Isaac nor Albert had given a correct report of the results of the science fair. Each of them had given one correct statement and one false statement. What was the actual placing of the three contestants?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

More Series

I suppose I should start by saying hello.
23 5 12 3 15 13 ?

Sometimes numbers are no more than they appear to be.
3 3 5 4 4 3 5 5 4 ?

Saturday, November 05, 2005


1) A patriotic series
w a j m m a j

2) A number was left out of this series, what was it and why?
2 3 5 7 13 17

Friday, November 04, 2005

Add the right word

Fill in the blanks with a word that can be added to the end of the first word and to the front of the second word to make new words. For example, the answer to 1) below is KEY

1. Master, Ring
2. Kick, Side
3. Hat, Off
4. Blank, Point
5. Worth, Away
6. Side, Side
7. Slippery, Stick
8. Ghost, Hall
9. Holiday, Wife
10. Fire, Hole

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Complete the words

Below are 10 words which have had their beginnings and endings removed. In each case, the same two letters can be found at the beginning and the end, for example REspiRE. What are the words?

1. ..QUI..
2. ..YLI..
3. ..GIB..
4. ..SUL..
5. ..LIV..
6. ..IFI..
7. ..RMI..
8. ..ALG..
9. ..GRA..
10. ..STO..

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Miss me?

Until I am measured
I am not known,
Yet how you miss me
When I have flown.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Which number comes next?

Which number comes next in this sequence: (hint: it is smaller than 19)

1 - 4- 7 - 11 - 15 - 19 - ?
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